Into the worm's hole
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Series book: Yes
Will I read the next book: Just for Flint...
Shadowfell starts off pretty hardcore.. Neyrn's dad (a sad, hopeless, thing) gambles her off to a stranger in a cloak for three silver coins. He loses. And then the stranger and Neyrn get off the boat and it's soon burned down, her father still on it. That was pretty sad but I was all like "Dickhead! Gambling your daughter like that!" Neyrn soon leaves the stranger to find Shadowfell, the rebel camp.
Okay, so this plot...It's your typical fantasy, no phones, old language, and meany pants tyrant king. Somewhere along the way a romance with a secretive guy pops up. Girl is super special and can defeat the king. The book in general was super slow, and because Neyrn didn't trust said secretive guy for obvious reasons for half of the book, there wasn't a ton of dialog unless it was with the "Good Folk". *But then she falls in love with him, typical!* I found myself stopping and starting again, sometimes falling asleep.
But it's main redeeming quality was the world and the characters. It was so descriptive, I felt like I was there. The Good Folk sounded so hardcore, like man if you tremble while standing on this bridge in the wind over freezing cold water that you'll no doubt drown in, I will push you off. And I love when the talked in what I think is kind of Irish and Scottish, and totally fun to read.
“Become my friend and you embrace a nightmare.”
“She went on because there was no going back.”
“There is no place here for softness. Let folk in too close and you offer them up as weapons for your own destruction.”
“It seemed to me it would be better to die standing up to a tyrant than to survive as a tool of his will.”
Even the quotes are hardcore.....
SUMMARY OF REVIEW(In case you don't actually feel like reading the review):
Plot: 3 out of 5 Super slow, sorta predictable
characters: 5 out of 5 Flint was almost swoon worthy
Romance 3 out of 5 Where's the fire?
Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Totally G moderate violence and little to no kissing